In this era of globalization and outsourcing, it is some small comfort to know that some items are so much a part of their native country that they can be made nowhere else.

You can’t legally make Irish whiskey in the United States, nor bourbon whiskey in Ireland. And few in either country would want to. Not because the Irish don’t like the occasional bourbon, or because Americans don’t appreciate a good Irish whiskey, but because the very idea seems to be unpatriotic.

There’s more that set these liquors apart that geography, however. Irish Whiskey and bourbon are both created with different grains and distilled in different ways, making them distinctly unique drinking experiences. Each can be an exquisite drink, but before heading to the store to pick up a bottle of Jameson’s or Maker’s Mark it’s worth learning a bit more about what makes each so popular.

If you are interested in finding out more about Irish Whiskey, follow this link.